Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath is a Deputy Executive Secretary in the Office of the Secretary of State since August 2019. She most recently served as Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at U.S. Embassy Singapore from January 2017 to July 2019, overseeing 19 U.S. government sections and agencies in the advancement of bilateral security, economic, and people-to-people cooperation. During that time, she also led Embassy efforts in support of the historic June 2018 Singapore Summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim.
She previously served as Minister Counselor for Public Diplomacy at U.S. Embassy Mexico, Deputy Chief of Mission in Bamako, Mali and Senior Deputy Director in the Office of Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Her other assignments include Tunis, Tunisia, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and Monterrey, Mexico.
In November 2015, Stephanie was awarded the Department of State’s Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Stephanie was an officer in the U.S. Navy. She was a member of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation 2011-2012 Fellows Class, for which she completed executive programs at Harvard Business School and INSEAD. She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of the Foreign Service.